New York couple speak out about vicious anti-gay subway attack
Two men in New York were assaulted at a subway stop in New York’s Greenwich Village last weekend, and the suspect has not yet been found.
J.P. Masterson and his partner, Peter Moore, were returning from dinner and a Broadway show in celebration of their 10-year anniversary when a man on the subway platform asked if they were gay. They ignored him, and the man lunged at Masterson and began shoving him toward the tracks.
He yelled gay slurs at the men and began hitting Masterson, leaving him with seven broken bones and fractures and a bruised eye.
A police detective told Masterson that what probably set the assailant off was that he and Moore were holding hands, D’Auria reported.
“New York State, all these other states are passing, you know, gay marriage – minimally, to be able to hold hands on your 10-year anniversary should not be an issue,” Masterson said.
Masterson told D’Auria he was shocked that such an attack happened.
“I can’t believe this happened in my city that I grew up in,” the attack victim told D’Auria. “The West Village is where I first came out and explored and felt accepted…the fact that it’s now a danger zone.”
A police detective told Masterson that what probably set the assailant off was that he and Moore were holding hands. Law enforcement officials are reporting that in one of the most historically gay neighborhoods in the world, it is unsafe to hold your partner’s hand. Let that sink in.
Reblogging not only because this happened inches from where I live, but because about 50 people were on the same platform and no one helped.
The fact that not one person was against this man committing a hate crime against this couple. Maybe it was in fear of the fact that the NYPD could arrest them for getting involved or for fighting back on the couple’s behalf, because that would be the only thing that I could think of that would have stopped anyone that I know.
Fuck this guy, should’ve thrown him on the fucking tracks
Pepe gatecrashing the interview
This hurts more than it should
Members of the Résistance killing Nazis in Paris (1944)
This has to be from somewhere or something else, that or whoever restored and edited this is a genius.
Either way, great post is great
(Source: absztrakt, via antifascistaction)
I think Spurs made it impossible for themselves after 1-0. They will always be mediocre, fading when it matters. They have no character.
The main point I would make is after playing a rather good first 45 minutes, Spurs just came back out looking terrible.
Jose Mourinho’s half time talk with always be one of two things
1) Now you all have to actually start playing or you will never play again
2) Park the bus
Spurs should’ve came back out fighting twice as hard instead of half as hard, and as terrible of a ref job as it was and the undoubted impact that it had on the game, Spurs definitely brought this defeat on themselves. Chelsea was the better team.
Also as I typed this Ba scored two goals in about 20 seconds in the last minute of the game, so you are right, they have no resiliency.
Adebayor runs toward two defenders and Cech instead of a perfect cut back on the penalty marker
Waiting for one of the refs to award chelsea a penalty at the halfway marker now